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Schedule for Week of January 19, 2020

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Schedule for Week of January 19, 2020

The key report scheduled for this week is December Existing Home sales. For manufacturing, the January Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey will be released. —– Monday, Jan 20th —–All US markets will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day —– Tuesday, Jan 21st —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Wednesday, Jan...
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Schedule for Week of January 12, 2020

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Schedule for Week of January 12, 2020

The key reports this week are December housing starts, CPI and retail sales. For manufacturing, the December Industrial Production report and the January NY and Philly Fed manufacturing surveys will be released. —– Monday, Jan 13th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Jan 14th —–6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for December....
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Question #3 for 2020: What will the unemployment rate be in December 2020?

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Question #3 for 2020: What will the unemployment rate be in December 2020?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2020. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 3) Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate was at 3.5% in November, down 0.2 percentage points year-over-year. Currently the FOMC is forecasting the unemployment rate will be in the 3.5% to...
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Question #8 for 2020: How much will RI increase in 2020? How about housing starts and new home sales in 2020?

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Question #8 for 2020: How much will RI increase in 2020? How about housing starts and new home sales in 2020?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2020. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 8) Residential Investment: Residential investment (RI) picked up in the second half of 2019, and new home sales were up about 10% in 2019 compared to 2020.  Note: RI is...
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Question #10 for 2020: Will housing inventory increase or decrease in 2020?

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Question #10 for 2020: Will housing inventory increase or decrease in 2020?

Earlier I posted some questions for next year: Ten Economic Questions for 2020. I’m adding some thoughts, and maybe some predictions for each question. 10) Housing Inventory: Housing inventory decreased in 2019 after increasing in 2018. Will inventory increase or decrease in 2020? Tracking housing inventory is very helpful in understanding the housing market....
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First Look: 2020 Housing Forecasts

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First Look: 2020 Housing Forecasts

Towards the end of each year I collect some housing forecasts for the following year.  This is just a beginning (I’ll gather many more). The table below shows a few forecasts for 2020: From Fannie Mae: Housing Forecast: October 2019 From Freddie Mac: Freddie Mac October Forecast: Housing Market Remains Strong While Economic Slowdown Looms...
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2020 Economic Forecast featuring the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

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2020 Economic Forecast featuring the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

On October 23rd, I will be one of three speakers at the “2020 Economic Forecast featuring the UCI Paul Merage School of Business” in Newport Beach, California, sponsored by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. UCI Finance Professor Christopher Schwarz and I will be discussing the 2020 economic outlook, and Dr. Richard Afable will...
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